Deeper Look at Destiny Quest

Fifth Grade explored additional features of Destiny Quest today.  Not only does Destiny Quest tell you what books are in and out of the library but also serves as a very useful search engine that students can use for research projects.  "Drag and Drop," used to save resources for future use, intrigued fifth grade. Students... Continue Reading →

Rounding Out the Lineup!

I am very excited to announce our brand new database subscriptions from the well known ProQuest Databases. Touted as "indispensable research solutions that connect people and information" I was first introduced to it in high school. Since then I have been a loyal ProQuest user throughout my various careers as student and then educator. Last... Continue Reading →

Just One More Time!

I just couldn't resist showing off a 4th grade Prezi in action. Andrew Huang and Ethan Gray chose to research Viking mythology as their religion. Many of the children who chose to research mythology found the topic a little more difficult. It took them into history requiring them to think about the type of people... Continue Reading →

Twitter

Just thought I would write a quick little post announcing the use of Twitter in the library. I actually set up a twitter account at the beginning of the school year after I came back from my conference in Minneapolis. I was inspired by technology use in school libraries. But, then I wasn't sure where... Continue Reading →

It’s Finally Here!!!!!

I've been doing my happy dance! Do you know why?!?! Its for something that we have been wanting for a very long time.Finally, Destiny Quest, our online library manager and book club is available online. St. Philip's students have learned to enjoy the graphic interface of the program, utilizing it's unique online search engine, social... Continue Reading →

4B Research and Prezi

The 4th grade library classes have been working hard learning the Dewey Decimal System. Starting with the 000 and going to the 900 they learn what each section means. The past few weeks have been spent learning the 200's; Religion. To better understand their world the class was asked to research a non Christian religion.... Continue Reading →

5th and Jr. High Databases

The databases for the older students are up and running. We are subscribing through a company called ABC CLEO. I asked for teacher feedback to help decide what databases would be most used by the students. It was decided that Religion and Social Studies would get the most use from the databases. I have done... Continue Reading →

1st Database!

Our first database subscription is up and running! To access it you must go to the Database tab at the top of this blog. For now, this is where the access point will be for all database subscriptions. There are two links on the database home page. The 1st is World Book Online, which is... Continue Reading →

Redesign

The past few weeks I have been working toward revamping The Falcons Fables. I wanted it to be more user friendly and easier to navigate. I believe I have achieved those goals.The major change has been to move all my links from the side bar to the tabs at the top of the page. I... Continue Reading →

Unconventional

So I might be creating bad library habits. You see, every once in awhile, I need to listen to music. Actually, that isn't true, I ALWAYS need to listen to music. Usually, I have it playing very low so only I can hear it if I am at my desk. But occasionally I want to... Continue Reading →

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